Church of England Diocese of Gloucester Witcombe with Bentham

St Mary

Welcome to the page for St Mary's Witcombe with Bentham. 

We are part of The Greenway Benefice, which includes ourselves and our sister churches, Holy Trinity Badgeworth and St Paul's Shurdington. Click here for a link to the Benefice page and our other churches.

For the most up to date information about special services and events, please visit our Facebook page @greenwaychurches

Within the limits set by Covid-19 restrictions, our church is open, we are holding services both physically and on-line, and we are continuing to be a supportive Christian presence in our local communities.

St Mary's church is open for individual private prayer every Tuesday and Saturday from 9am – 4pm. 

Visitors are asked to follow the steward's advice, including usual safe distancing and following the current guidelines e.g. use of hand sanitiser, wearing face masks or face coverings etc. Thank you.

Services are currently held at St Mary's twice a month

See the Weekly Sheet in News and Notices for more details of services in our churches (and churchyards).

Our Benefice weekly on-line worship services are held every Sunday on Facebook, we also hold several weekday on-line services - details of all on-line worship in the Greenway Benefice can be found in the Services and events section. 

You are very welcome to come along any Sunday - you will be warmly welcomed.

How else are we being church at the moment?

Praying lots. Ringing friends and neighbours. Shopping for people. Staying home as much as we can.

Why not try saying the Lord's Prayer at noon, online or offline, from wherever you are?

Resources are available online and via email. We are livestreaming worship on our Facebook page, and some services are now on Zoom - see the Services and Events section for details.

New YouTube Channel

We now have a YouTube channel "Greenway Churches". Anyone can go to the channel to watch worship videos from our Facebook services, as well as special worship videos for children. Do take a look and subscribe to receive notifications when we add new videos.

Because church is still church, wherever we are. 🙏


The parish of Great Witcombe: St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Gloucester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services

Click here to link to our Safeguarding Policy

Click here to link to the Diocesan website for information and contact details if you have any safeguarding concerns. 

Our local contact for safeguarding issues is Mrs Rachel Cottell 01452 715034 or email [email protected]

Get in touch

Reverend Susan Cooke

The Vicarage School Lane Shurdington GL51 4TF

Our website

Sunday Morning Worship (Livestream)

Every Sunday at 10 a.m. for 25m

wherever you are, follow this service on Facebook @greenwaychurches

Revd Susan will be livestreaming worship from home at 10 am Sunday mornings. This will be on our facebook page, @greenwaychurches.
Click on the attachment to follow the service at home. Don't forget to download the weekly sheet from (the News and notices tab) - all the usual content for use during the service and notices for the coming week.

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Easter Live stream Fresh Expression of Church Hymns Singing Event held in a Nursing/Care Home Event held in a Private Home Event held in a Vicarage

Our monthly magazine with news and notices from around the three parishes.

18 Oct 2020, 1 p.m.
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